Denver Broncos biggest comebacks in franchise history
Things looked bleak as the clock ticked down in the third quarter on Sunday, the Broncos trailing the Chargers 24-3 at Empower Field at Mile High. But, sparked by a 55-yard touchdown run by Phillip Lindsay, the Broncos came storming back.
Scoring touchdowns on four of their last five possessions, quarterback Drew Lock capped Denver’s improbable comeback with a 1-yard TD pass to rookie K.J. Hamler as time expired and Brandon MacManus booted the extra point through for a 31-30 win.
The Broncos’ rally from down 21 points to beat Los Angeles was certainly improbable, but it’s not even Denver’s largest comeback against the Chargers. Here’s a look at each of the biggest comebacks in franchise history:
|Deficit||Date||Opponent||Score at time of deficit||Final|
|24||Oct. 15, 2012||at Chargers||24-0, 0:24 left in 3rd quarter||35-24|
|24||Sept. 23, 1979||vs. Seahawks||34-10, 9:28 left in 3rd quarter||37-34|
|24||Oct. 23, 1960||vs. Patriots||24-0, 11:59 left in 3rd quarter||31-24|
|21||Nov. 1, 2020||vs. Chargers||24-3, 7:33 left in 3rd quarter||31-30|
|21||Dec. 12, 1982||vs. Rams||21-0, 10:24 left in 2nd quarter||27-24|
*Source: Broncos media guide